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What Do You Miss?

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What Do You Miss?

What do you miss that is no longer in Las Vegas?

1. I miss the Alpine Village Inn ~ my favorite restaurant. Anyone else remember them?

2. I may be the only person who misses this, but I miss MGM Grand Adventures (version 1, before they reduced the size.) I thought it was a fun alternative to spend a day, especially if you had kids.

3. I miss feeding coins into a slot machine, and being paid in coins, the more the better. The click-clack sound, getting your fingers dirty, and having to load the coins into the large casino cups.

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1. Re: What Do You Miss?

I miss Stardust and Westward Ho. I loved that area of the strip because it seemed more laid back.

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2. Re: What Do You Miss?

I already miss Bills Gambling saloon,the restaurant that used to be in Excalibur just off the casino floor,I miss the cost of the hotel being just that and no resort fee,I miss having excalators and moving sidewalks actually working,and I miss the lions at MGM.

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I could go back years and bore you all, but I will just go back 15 years, to include what I consider the current era in Las Vegas. I miss:

Mandlay Bay; I MISS the pool. I mean the one that was there before MGM took over and made it more profitable. It used to have a lot more greenery. And I really miss the little flags on the back of the loungers that told the CW I was ready for another Pina Colada.

I miss Chocolate Swan. All of you who love Jean Philippe, Payard, and every other place that only serves desseert, owes a huge debt of gratitude to the Chocolate Swan. It's because of it's success that the others now exist.

Luxor: I miss Isis. A very underrated nice restaurant.

NYNY: The original tribute to the September 11th responders was an amazing spontaneous show of empathy and support.. And brought many to tears.

The Monte Carlo pool. If you think the MB pool has changed, you should have seen the MC pool 10 years ago. A really large area for sunbathers, plenty of room, and even tennis courts.

The benches and tables on the sidewalk in front of Boardwalk. A nice place to rest when walking that part of the Strip.

The greenery and fountains in front of Caesars Palace.

Mirage: Ava Lounge was a great place to stop for a drink in the afternoon. Rhumbar is nice, but I still miss Ava. And like many, I miss the tigers.

TI: Yes, I miss the original Pirate Show.

Wynn: In 2005-2006 Wynn had the best Keno Lounge I've ever seen. It was a real lounge, with sofas and coffee tables. There's never been anything like it in Vegas.

Barbary Coast: The casino was a lot of fun, and the coffee shop always a good value. It was also nice that they had benches outside on Flamingo Rd for those needing to sit for a few minutes.

Maxim: I'm not sure if this falls within the 15 years, but I miss it.

MGM: Like many I miss the lions. I didn't go see them often, but they symbolized MGM.

I could go on, but it would just make me seem old.

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5. Re: What Do You Miss?

Yeah, I miss Barbary Coast/Bills, the original OSheas, coin fed machines...but not much, really.

I like the Cromwell, the new OSheas, machines are machines...

I like that I have a considerably larger budget than when I started; and that I don't have to stay at the Sahara, eat at Circus Circus or walk everywhere as we couldn't afford cabs!

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6. Re: What Do You Miss?

Bettys at Imperial Palace

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7. Re: What Do You Miss?

The Jolly Roger / skull & crossbones sign on the Strip, the marquee for Treasure Island. Fell in love with Vegas the first time I saw it--and the original pirate show, later that night just solidified it. And Barbary Coast.

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8. Re: What Do You Miss?

I miss driving into town and seeing the glass pool motel and knowing I was there :-)

The 24 hours cafés in the hotels especially the one in the tropicana

Getting comped right at the table at 3am after sitting there for hours

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9. Re: What Do You Miss?

Stardust, above all!! Even after branching out into staying at other hotels/casinos, had to walk back there to play for a couple of hours. The $1.99 frozen margaritas at the New Frontier were also great after walking the strip in 110 degrees!!:-)

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10. Re: What Do You Miss?

I have only been going 10 years so I don't miss the same things. I do miss Rosemary's Restaurant and Commander's Palace Restaurant and their 25 cent martini lunches.